Tisca Chopra is a film and stage actress active in hindi – south Indian cinema and television. She made her acting debut with the film ‘Platform’. Apart from hindi films, Tisca has appeared in tamil, malayalam and telugu films.
Tisca Chopra was born into a Punjabi family in Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh.She graduated from Apeejay School, Noida. Tisca completed her graduation in English literature from Hindu College, University of Delhi. While in college, Tisca started writing for several publications and acting in plays for an amateur theater group and also college festivals.
She is married to Capt. Sanjay Chopra, a pilot with Air India. Tisca also works with several NGOs which supporteducation and women’s rights. She got training in acting from notable theater artists Feroz Abbas Khan and Naseeruddin Shah.
Tisca started her career in acting through stage plays. She worked with the plays like Mahatma vs Gandhi, All The Best, Inshah Allah and Dinner With Friends. She made her acting debut in 1993 with the film ‘Platform’. Her other popular films include ‘15th August’, ‘I Love India’, ‘Taqdeerwala’, ‘Hyderabad Blues 2’, ‘Taare Zameen Par’, ‘Love Breakups Zindagi’, ‘ABCD’, ‘Ghayal Once Again’ and ‘Bruce Lee’.
She debuted in malayalam film industry with the film ‘Mayabazar’. She also played a prominent role in ‘Nirnnayakam’ directed by V K Prakash. Apart from acting in films, Tisca appeared in various television shows. Her popular shows include ‘Ek Sham Ki Mulaqaat’, ‘Kahani Ghar Ghar Ki’ and ‘Main Hoon Naa’. For her acting brilliance in the film ‘Taare Zameen Par’, Tisca won the Stardust Best Supporting Actress Award.